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  • hi everybody welcome to News Review I'm male and I am in my temporary lockdown

  • studio with Katherine on the other side of London hi Katherine hello Neil hello

  • everybody now Neil I want to ask you a question when are you next going to see

  • some live music well that is a good question I have tickets for two concerts

  • this summer and I don't think they're going to happen to be honest exactly

  • yeah and it's a strange story for a lot of us all around the world music events

  • are being cancelled due to the corona virus outbreak and that's what we're

  • looking at today okay so let's find out some more from this

  • BBC Radio one news big bulletin a top music boss doesn't think live music will

  • be back until the end of the year at the very least Andrea Martin from PRS for

  • music says coronavirus means fans could be wary of going to gigs in future music

  • most music in the UK and further afield have been cancelled this situation is

  • going to stay for some months in the UK it may be the end of the year before

  • there is any live music now even when the live music starts it could be that

  • people are too worried to attend events and it's reported that festival

  • organizations are in so much trouble with this they may never be able to hold

  • another festival ever so it's really worrying time for the music industry

  • you've been looking around a good story and you've picked out three words and

  • expressions what have you got yes we have wasteland go to the wall and

  • decimation wasteland go to the wall and decimation okay your first headline

  • please and we're starting with music radar here in the UK their headline a

  • wasteland uk's festival scene on verge of permanent collapse wasteland a

  • situation which contains nothing positive yes so wasteland is

  • spelt lwas te la nd it's all one word wasteland okay so we have this word

  • wasteland it's got waste and land in it but what

  • does that have to do with this story okay well let's look at the literal

  • meaning first waste land is land that cannot that is not being used for

  • anything that means it's not being used by people often it's not being used by

  • animals wildlife there's very little growing there so a wasteland is land

  • that is not being used usually a wasteland was used in the past we often

  • talk about industrial wastelands that means an area of land which did have

  • human activity but is now doesn't have any activity so a wasteland in the

  • idiomatic sense or in this sense means the industry the music industry will be

  • a wasteland it no longer has any useful activity happening within it okay

  • we often hear this used in a sort of economic sense don't we yes I mean we

  • didn't talk about an economic wasteland and it means that an an area of business

  • or the economy that was very successful before is now not having it any success

  • yeah and we can also talk about a cultural wasteland what's that well the

  • early yes I think a friend of yours moved out of London quite recently

  • didn't they they wanted a nice lots of clean air and they didn't like the

  • traffic and all the pollution and everything so off they went to live in a

  • little village and I heard they're not too happy now no well these are people

  • who really really liked going to the theater seeing concerts going to art

  • galleries and exhibitions tasting food from all over the world and they found

  • that even though it was really nice and quiet in the countryside

  • in that particular village they just said it was a bit of a waste where the

  • cultural wasteland cultural wasteland so not enough opera in the tiny little

  • village not nowhere near enough opera in the village really I don't know if I

  • don't know if that's a bad thing to not have operate in a little village but a

  • cultural wasteland is a phrase that describes a place that doesn't have a

  • lot of variety in terms of culture ok well let's have a summary of that word

  • now our second headline please Catherine yes still in the UK with louder sound

  • and the headline is AI F 92% of independent festivals could go to the

  • wall unless government to take action go to the wall fail be destroyed yes we

  • have a four-word phrase here Gio go to tio 30 HP and wall of W a double L so

  • the full phrase is go to the wall now if you if something goes to the wall it is

  • in very serious trouble it is fighting for its survival

  • it probably won't survive at all and we often use go to the wall to talk about

  • businesses if a business goes to the wall it really fails or it has to fight

  • very hard to succeed yeah so we're talking here about businesses projects

  • that kind of thing yes you can talk about projects I believe a project of

  • yours went to the board recently Neil oh well you know I've been trying this

  • English for cat's idea that nobody really likes I'm afraid I'm afraid it's

  • gone to the wall it went to the all pretty quickly really no interest

  • nobody's interested in it except for cups and they can't click on the

  • computer that's the problem it's a failure basically it's a savior and so

  • we stand out so we can say that it went to the wall it went to the wall it's a

  • curious expression isn't it we don't really know the origin well we have a

  • look at it's got to do some some places say that it's about fighting if you're

  • in a fight and you've got a wall behind you nobody can attack you from behind

  • but it means that you're being attacked yeah anyway it's a very memorable

  • expression yeah let's have a summary then please

  • if you like stories about music we have a good one for you don't we Catherine

  • well it's about another venture that went to the wall and the death of iTunes

  • if you want to know more click the link in the description and that's not all

  • they should do is it no by no means if you like anything that we do make sure

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  • now it's time for our final headline yes I must headline comes from the United

  • States that publication digital music news and the headline the association of

  • independent festivals AI F warns that indie UK festivals of facing decimation

  • decimation destruction killing of large numbers of something yes it's Dec I ma

  • tion decimation the see is pronounced with it sound destination there is an

  • interesting origin to this word isn't there the clue being in Dec at the

  • beginning yes do you see Dec means 10 languages and if

  • you know your Roman history you will know that Roman soldiers if a group of

  • Roman soldiers a Legion or a squadron I'm not sure what they were cold but

  • soldiers as a punishment for bad behavior one in every 10 of those

  • soldiers would be killed so a very severe punishment but one in 10 were

  • killed as a punishment for all of them this is where we get the idea of

  • decimation it means a lot of killing now in terms of the music industry people

  • are not being killed and it's not to do with 10% either it just means a lot of

  • serious destruction if something is decimated it cannot recover it cattle

  • recovery will be very very difficult it cannot function properly ok so we've

  • talked about the financial use or the economic use of this

  • we also here this used a lot when we're talking about the environment yes we can

  • talk about environmental decimation we also have the word as a verb to decimate

  • and we could say that something has been decimated so we can talk about numbers

  • of animals have been decimated the rainforest is experiencing decimation

  • there's lots of words about environmental destruction on an extreme

  • scale and we can talk about decimation okay let's have a summary of that word

  • time now then for a recap of our vocabulary please yes we had wasteland a

  • situation which contains nothing positive we had go to the wall which

  • means fail or be destroyed and finally decimation destruction killing of large

  • numbers of something if you want to test yourself on the vocabulary we have a

  • quiz on our website BBC learning english.com

  • until next time stay safe see you everybody stay safe

hi everybody welcome to News Review I'm male and I am in my temporary lockdown

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